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Service changes and updates IR offices, myIR and phone lines (SPK2IR) are unavailable until the morning of Thursday 28 October for planned system maintenance. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) You will not be able to apply for the RSP in myIR until the morning of Thursday 28 October. Businesses affected by the alert level increase that started on 17 August can apply in myIR from 28 October. Applications for a 4th payment round are planned to open on 29 October. Find out more

Resurgence Support Payment (RSP) The government has announced an increase to the amount and frequency of the RSP from 12 November. Find out more

Top Solutions for Tax Agents

Provisional tax and GST due date extension

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) information for intermediaries

Client list reports

Individual income tax for clients of tax agents

Managing consolidated groups

Managing credit transfers

Unfiled returns report

Tax agents prepare the annual tax returns of income for 10 or more taxpayers. A tax agent can be a:

  • person in a business where income tax returns are prepared
  • professional that carries out a service
  • Māori trustee.

A tax agent must have a myIR account.

The clients of a tax agent can be individuals or entities.

You can register as 1 or more type of intermediary

If you meet the requirements, you can register as more than 1 type of intermediary.

For example, ABC Accounts is a registered tax agent but also meets the requirements to register as a bookkeeper. ABC Accounts have clients they only offer bookkeeping services to, who are linked to a different tax agent for some tax types. ABC Accounts registers as a bookkeeper in order to be able to link to the clients’ accounts without impacting the tax agent link.

Last updated: 02 Aug 2021
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